Family Weekend - Sept. 22-24

This is a time for you and your family to come and enjoy all the beauty of Saint Joseph’s College with your student in the wonderful fall season. Your student has been on campus for just over five weeks and so much has taken place, from their first classes of the semester to enjoying the 90 degree weather down at the lake. No matter how your student has been involved, they have started to truly feel the meaning of “community” here at Saint Joseph’s.

We hope that you can enjoy some or all of the programs we have planned for you, your family and student. That majority of our events and athletic contests are on Saturday, but please feel free to join us any time during the weekend. We will have a “Help Tent” for families located outside of Alfond Center at 11am on Saturday morning, with schedules and staff to help answer any questions you might have about the weekend events. The majority of the Family Weekend attractions will be located in the interior of campus on the Mercy Lawn. 

  • Schedule
    Fri., Sept. 22
    Sat., Sept. 23
    Sun., Sept. 24
    8 p.m. | Auditorium, Alfond Hall

    Family Movie Night with Find Dory
    Enjoy a free classic family-friendly movie with everyone’s favorite forgetful fish! Don’t forget we’ll have tons of FREE popcorn!

    8am-7pm | Alfond Center Welcome Desk
    Take time for yourself and rent a paddleboard or kayak from the Alfond Center (to complete the paperwork and pay). Swim in the lake or the pool. Walk our trails. 

    10am | Alfond Center
    Information Tent- Stop by before all the events begin to get your name tag and schedule for the weekend.

    10am-1:30pm | Pearson's Café
    Brunch $10/per person. Children under 12 are free.

    11am to 4pm | Heffernan Center
    Campus Store - Open

    11am-11pm | Heffernan Center
    Baggot Street Café open

    Noon | Mahaney Baseball Diamond
    Men's Baseball vs USM
    The team is hosting a food drive benefiting Catherine's Cupboard, a college-operated, student-supported food pantry program benefiting over 600 families in 11 towns surrounding the College. All attendees are asked to bring boxes or bags of food (unperishable and perishable are both encouraged) to the game.

    Noon to 4pm | Mercy Lawn
    Family Events:
    Pumpkin Carving
    Making Candy Apples    
    Inflatable obstacle course & activities
    Sign Shop

    1pm | Westerlea Way Turf Field   
    Men’s Soccer vs Albertus Magnus

    3pm | Lakefront Area Tour
    Meet in front of Xavier Hall

    4:30pm to 6:30pm | Xavier Hall
    Family Social Hour - Snacks, drinks, beer & wine provided along with a teaser show of the evening program. College president Jim Dlugos will speak.

    4:30 to 7:30pm | Pearson's Café
    Family Weekend Dinner
    A special fall-themed dinner in honor of our visiting friends and family. Dinner is $14/per person.

    8pm | Alfond Hall, Auditorium
    Evening Entertainment -  Magician
    All Families and students are welcome to attend, free of charge!

    11am | Chapel
    Mass - Join us for Mass as the College kicks off Mercy Week 2017.

    10am to 1:30pm | Pearson’s Café
    Brunch $10/per person. Children under 12 are free.

    Noon-10pm | Alfond Center Welcome Desk
    Take time for yourself and rent a paddleboard or kayak from the Alfond Center (to complete the paperwork and pay). Swim in the lake or the pool. Walk our trails.